Posts by Graeme Benjamin

AUS basketball championships preview

The Scotiabank Centre will play host to the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) basketball championships for the first time since its recent rebrand. Though the stadium is the same, the tournament structure is revamped. This time, we get to see both the men’s and women’s teams compete under the same roof. For the Tigers, the expectations…

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Dal swim teams dominate AUS championships

AUS records smashed as Tigers route competition It didn’t take much for the Tigers to swim to yet another consecutive AUS title. The women’s side ran away with it, totaling 466 points during the three-day tournament at the Dalplex. The next closest was the Acadia Axewomen with 212. The male Tigers, as well, won in…

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Stedman out indefinitely with knee injury

Men’s basketball drop two to UPEI, lose Stedman for remainder of season It wasn’t the way Dalhousie’s men’s basketball team pictured starting 2015. The team dropped their two opening games of the year, falling 89-82 in overtime to the UPEI Panthers on Jan. 9, then lost 94-89 in the second of the back-to-back. They slip…

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Putting the ‘student’ in student-athlete

Haworth, Hudson study medicine while pursing athletic careers Rebecca Haworth and Alexandra Hudson aren’t your typical varsity athletes. Haworth is a high jumper. Hudson, a volleyball player. Though their chosen sport is different, the two share a common bond. They both bleed black and gold, and they both aspire to become doctors. Haworth and Hudson are…

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A dialogue with (Rick) Plato

The men’s basketball team is off to their hottest start since they won the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) championship in 2011. And for head coach Rick Plato, it doesn’t come as a shock. The Gazette sat down with Plato to look back on some of the key points of the season so far, and discuss…

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Season preview: Tigers toned for 2015

Men’s basketball, volleyball on path to AUS titles It may have been a sluggish start for the first batch of Dalhousie varsity teams, but if the first month of play amongst Dal’s winter squads is any indication, there could be a few more banners hanging on the walls of the Dalplex by the end of…

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OPINION: Dal’s zero tolerance policy on hazing, not misogyny

Hazing has cast a dark cloud of controversy over sports at Dalhousie for the past two years. Now, it’s misogyny. Which one’s worse? According to Dal’s policies, hazing has the upper hand. First, the women’s hockey team was suspended two years ago following a confirmed accusation of hazing at an off-campus party. Then came both…

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Women’s basketball enter holiday break with confidence

Dalhousie’s women’s basketball team, similarly to the men’s squad, have started their season 3-1, which is the second best record in the AUS currently. But third-year Ainsley MacIntyre doesn’t want to stop there. She says this year provides the opportunity for the Tigers to win their first championship since 2001. “Personally, it’s to be in…

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Profile: Men’s basketball

Kashrell Lawrence and Jarred Reid prepare to lead young team If you thought the Dalhousie basketball team looked different last year, just wait until you see what’s changed now. Head coach Rick Plato provided a fresh face in leadership last year following previous 11-time head coach John Campbell transferring to lead the University of Toronto’s…

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Semester in review

It was a semester of unreached expectations for three of the four completed varsity teams at Dalhousie. Men’s soccer was unable to land a spot in the playoffs, women’s soccer lost a winnable game against Acadia in the AUS quarterfinals on their own turf and the men’s cross-country team, once again, was unable to surpass…

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